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We only recently discovered this play place in Robinson’s Galleria after we got invited for a baptismal celebration at a nearby restaurant.  The amenities are appropriate for my 5 year old. 104 more words


DIY Cardboard kitchen (sink and dishwasher)

This is the last installment of my DIY cardboard play kitchen. Today I’ll be going through how I made the sink/dishwasher.
This was also kind of challenging because of the faucet and handles. 805 more words



Curious Creatures  … from somewhere there                                                                                               Sept-Dec 2015

Imagination play really seems to be like a space wormhole channeling free expression back and forth between reality and child’s mind.   553 more words


DIY cardboard kitchen (Stove)

This post is loooong overdue. I just realized that I never updated my DIY kitchen fridge post. So back when we first moved into this house I had a ton of boxes left over from the move and I wanted to do something creative with them. 1,048 more words


The Importance of Free Play for Older Toddlers

Play is the most effective and powerful way for young children to learn about themselves, others and the world. Free play has the biggest influence on child’s development because it gives children an opportunity to experiment with toys and create their own games. 70 more words


Cooking With Courtney: How to Become Someone Who Cooks With Kids

Cooking with kids requires a good attitude on our part and a couple of useful tips. We will start with a very quick overview of common concerns and end with some useful tips, some of which come from places of hard learning from my family! 971 more words

Home Strategies

Back to School

We have been playing school quite a bit lately with a preschooler and kindergartener eager to start the year (which runs calendar year here in Australia). 48 more words

Toddler Activities